Photo Essay: African Governments & Land Rights

Photo Essay: African Governments Giving Land Away Quickly, Recognizing Land Rights Slowly

While African governments are moving gradually towards protecting the land rights of rural people and indigenous communities, they are moving quickly to give away community forests and other lands for development. These conflicting choices are the focus of two new reports and a regional dialogue in Yaoundé, Cameroon, entitled “Forests, Governance, and Climate Change: Harmonizing Tenure and Resource Policies in Central and West Africa’s Changing Landscape.”

If you would like any additional information on the outcomes of the dialogue, or the research presented there, please email Jenna DiPaolo, Manager, Communications & Outreach, Rights and Resources Initiative.

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